Instagram Has Developed A ‘Usage Insights’ Feature To Track Time Spent

Google is all about digital wellbeing now, a point that it reiterated multiple times during the I/O 2018 developers’ conference last week. It has built a new dashboard in Android P ^( which will provide insights such as time spent on apps and the number of times the phone was unlocked in a single day. It appears that Instagram is building a similar dashboard for its app as an unreleased “Usage Insights” feature has been discovered in the code of its Android app.

The code reveals that this Usage Insights feature has been developed but doesn’t confirm if it’s going to inform users of the time they’ve spent on Instagram ever since they made their account or limit that to a shorter timeframe such as a day, week, or month.

Jane Manchun Wong discovered this unreleased feature during a dive into the app’s code. She has a solid track record of finding such features and most recently also brought Twitter’s encrypted DMs ^( to our attention.

Instagram hasn’t commented on the matter as yet so it’s not confirming or denying at this point in time if and when this feature is going to be launched. Who knows, maybe it might come out with more details about this feature in the next few weeks.

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